Who Am I?

Amy Haddrill Bachelor of Allied Health Science (Occupational Therapy)

My Initial experience as an OT was working in the area of adult mental health. I worked closely with clients and their families to assist maintain stability of their mental health within their home and community and to encourage independence in caring for their own overall health. This was an eye opening experience and I thoroughly enjoyed working in this field however my heart and passion always remained on working with children. After 2 years I transferred to a paediatric position attending PD and linking with a range of professionals from OT’s to Speech Therapists, Psychologists, Paediatricians, Teachers and many other supports.

I now have two children of my own and this has provided a whole new experience that has assisted in fine-tuning a great deal of understanding and developing new skills that compliment OT.

I am passionate about working with children and their families to develop skills that will assist them throughout their lives. I strongly believe in utilising a child’s unique strengths and passions to tailor individualised programs and learning opportunities to overcome challenges, develop abilities and become confident and resilient learners.

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Services Provided

We understand the pressures placed on families when trying to access therapy for their children that’s why we offer mobile services to ensure equal access to therapy by all. Options include Therapy within the Clinic (Pacific Pines), Therapy in Home, Therapy in School or Childcare.

Therapy is conducted in Individual, Pair, or Group Sessions based on child/ parental preference or group fit. All sessions run 45mins, 60mins or 90mins.

Parent Training Evenings are offered each term and cover a range of topics such as Developing and Encouraging Independence, Managing Challenging Behaviours, Sleep, Fussy Feeding, Developing Play Skills, Prep Readiness, Working with sensory disturbances.

You will be provided with a calendar of workshops at intake however these workshops are open to all families and enquiries are welcome through our connect with me page.

Make and Take Sessions are based on a need basis. These sessions include making visual schedules, visuals, or making or ordering resources. They are a great opportunity to network with other families and share information, ideas and support.

Subsidies Available

Helping Children with Autism over 7’s

  • This plan is set up by a Paediatrician or Psychiatrist for children with an Autism diagnosis between the ages of 6 and 15years of age.
  • This plan can only be accessed one time per child and includes 4 assessment sessions and up to 20 allied health therapy sessions.

Better Start for Children with Disabilities

  • This funding offers families with children diagnosed Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and moderate of greater vision or hearing impairment, including deaf blindness access to funding and medicare subsidies for accessing early intervention. Access is through the development of a treatment and management plan through through the childs doctor and must be accessed prior to the child turning 13 and services can be accessed until the age of 15.
  • Amy’s OT for Kids and Educational Learning Toys is an approved provider for this funding.

Better Outcomes for Mental Health Plan

  • This plan is established by your GP and provides access to up to 10 x therapy sessions per calendar year.
  • Your GP will provide you with the paperwork which you are then required to bring to the first session
  • Eligibility is based on whether your child is deemed to have a chronic medical condition.
  • Sessions are paid as usual but you can claim rebate following payment through our eftpos machine, take your receipt to Medicare or claim through the app to obtain the refund.
  • Better Outcomes funded sessions are unable to be claimed through private health also.

Private Health

  • Most major health funds cover Occupational Therapy services. Please contact your private health fund to find out what your plan covers and confirm yearly allowances. Please note private health does not cover the full amount and you will be required to pay a gap payment.

FaHCSIA Helping Children with Autism

  • This funding offers families with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) access to 12 000 worth of early intervention from 0-7yrs. Families are eligible to spend a maximum of 6000 worth of funding per financial year. Any unused money per financial year will roll into the next financial year until the cut off date of the child’s 7th
  • Amy’s OT for Kids and Educational Learning Toys is an approved provider for this funding.

Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Plan

  • This plan is established with your GP and provides up to 5 subsidised sessions for allied health therapy (OT, Speech, Child Psychology etc.). You may choose to use all 5 sessions for one therapy or split between different therapies (for eg 3 OT, 2 SLP) These can be renewed each calendar year.
  • Your GP will provide you with the paperwork which you are then required to bring to the first session
  • Eligibility is based on whether your child is deemed to have a chronic medical condition.
  • Sessions are paid as usual but you take your receipt to Medicare or claim through the app to obtain the refund.
  • EPC funded sessions are unable to be claimed through private health also.

 

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